Web Basics – ADA Accessibility

Happy Wednesday everyone.   Today in Web Basics we’re going to talk about the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it pertains to your website.

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law that was enacted in 1990 to prohibit any discrimination on the basis of disability.  Discrimination includes affirmative acts of discrimination (adverse treatment compared to the non-disabled) and failure to provide equal opportunity.  Although the letter of the law does not specifically mention websites, interpretations of the law are overwhelmingly supporting that websites must be accessible to people with disabilities.

So to understand how we can make our sites more accessible to the disabled we first need to understand how a disability might affect one’s ability to … Read More

Web Basics – Security

Hi everyone. Welcome to our second post in the Web Basics series. Today we’ll be talking about website security; why it’s important and how to improve it. Let’s dive in.

If you’ve picked up a newspaper in the last 5 years you’re probably aware of the fact that digital security is a real hot-button issue right now. From local and federal governments to businesses and some of our most trusted institutions, no one is totally immune to breaches in digital security. As more and more of our personal and organizational information becomes digitally available, it becomes more susceptible to falling into the wrong hands. If your website is hacked, customer and company data may be stolen, payments can be redirected … Read More